3 Factors That Affect Mechanical Seal Reliability
In this infographic, the influencers of mechanical seal reliability are discussed. What should be considered? Application, installation, and operation. Those charged with technology selection must:
- Examine the application, including equipment type, operating parameters, fluid makeup, and the environmental controls for the seal chamber.
- Install the seal correctly and completely.
- Ensure that the equipment operates as specified, for example no dry running or dead heading allowed.
Mechanical seals are used in many rotating assets. These include centrifugal pumps, mixers, and agitators. When selected, applied, installed, and operated as specified, mechanical seals often perform reliably for up to 5 years. Using this infographic’s information before purchasing a seal may help save money. It may also advance reliability in the whole system.
If you need help with mechanical seal reliability, reach out to your trusted mechanical seal manufacturer. They may be able to conduct a plant equipment survey to determine the seal technology needed.